“If you wanna get rid of a circus girl,” Kinski tells a lovesick American at one point in Francis Ford Coppola’s shimmering, mirage-like nocturnal reverie, “all you have to do is close your eyes.” If Apocalypse Now was Coppola’s King Lear, then One from the Heart, in which two lovers split up one evening in Vegas and spend the night with mysterious new dream partners, turned out to be the director’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Kinski, as a circus tightrope walker, steals the show in this romantic fable speckled with magical upheavals and disappearances that becomes, in the end, a challenging reflection on the contingency of love. With an original score by Crystal Gayle and Tom Waits. 35mm print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Film runs Thursday, November 27, 2014 - Thursday, December 4, 2014